CBRE URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 COMPETITION OPENS FOR ENTRIES

‘Cities of Connections’ is Theme for 11th Annual Urban Photography Competition

The Japanese translation of this release was disseminated in Japan on Oct 3. Please note that the original English-language version of this release was disseminated on September 18.

​Hong Kong, September 18, 2017 – CBRE has launched its 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 11th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries around the world.

This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.

The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include GoPro packages, photography drones and more. CBRE is accepting entries until November 30, 2017 and the winners will be announced in March 2018.

Martin Samworth, Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the competition’s executive sponsor said, “every year, the competition gives us unique insights into our ever-changing urban environments. We are pleased to once again celebrate the spirit of city life and human interaction around the world through this year’s theme.”

Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, says, “we are a company deeply connected with the urban environment, and the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge and passion for city life. As evidenced by the record number of entries we received last year, this unique competition continues to capture the interest and imagination of photographers around the world.”

Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, was named as the overall 2017 competition winner with his image, “The Man’s Stare” – a compelling image that captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the fourth year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. CBRE will make a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.

About the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition

Website: www.cbreupoty.com

Facebook: CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year

Twitter: @UPOTY

Key Terms – for full Terms and Conditions, please visit the website

Maximum entries: Each entrant may submit one Photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.  

Copyright/Usage: By submitting a Photo, entrant grants Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries a perpetual, unlimited worldwide royalty free license (including the right to sub license), for the maximum legal term of the Photo's copyright protection, with full title guarantee and right to post, publish, and otherwise make use of, entrant’s first name, last initial, address (city/state/country), likeness or picture, biographical information, Photo description(s) and any Photo submitted in publication and/or on the internet, for advertising and/ or promotional use in any media in connection with and/or related to the Contest or a similar competition run by the Sponsor or any of its group companies without notice or compensation of any kind.   For this purpose the entrant undertakes to conclude and sign (and/ or for entrants under the age of 18, to procure that his/ her parent or legal guardian conclude and sign) all the agreements and documents considered to be necessary in order for the license to be valid and effective 

Entrant agrees that all applicable taxes, fees and other levies on any prize are solely the winner’s responsibility.

Copyright in all Photos remains the property of the entrant at all times; however, in addition to the above licence, entrants agree to the maximum extent permitted by law, to waive all or not to assert any of their moral rights in the photos (or equivalent rights anywhere in the world) as against the Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries in particular but without limitation the right to be referenced as the photographer or owner of the image or to modify in any way the submitted Photos to the extent permitted by law.

Charitable donation: CBRE has also pledged a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year's competition. The funds will support our EMEA charity programme ‘Safer Cities’ which aims to raise €550,000 to support 4,000 young people in Embakasi and benefit the wider community of nearly half a million people.

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